Sexual Dysfunction In Women
Sex can be an important part of sexual health and pleasure for most people, yet sexual dysfunction in women is a complex and multifaceted issue that’s widely experienced and often underdiagnosed.
Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is an issue that older women may face as a natural result of aging and hormonal changes, as well as psychological or environmental factors.
Sexual dysfunction is a condition rarely addressed amongst younger women. However, statistics at the millennial age bracket are often alarming. It is estimated that 44 to 63 percent of pre-menopausal and postmenopausal women experience some form of sexual dysfunction or disatisfaction. Despite this, younger women don’t often discuss the issue to address it or receive proper help.
Female sexual dysfunction is a serious concern among obese women in particular, where contributing factors include lower average testosterone levels, medications, fitness levels, and depression. Health conditions such as obesity are known to contribute to sexual disorders like hypoactive sexual desire disorder and female sexual arousal disorder, as well as various psychological issues such as anxiety or stress.
What is female sexual dysfunction?
Female sexual dysfunction is the umbrella term that is used to describe a wide range of issues that can negatively affect the physical and psychological aspects of a woman’s sexuality & enjoyment. FSD can include difficulties with sexual interest, arousal, orgasm, satisfaction, and pain. It is estimated that up to 40% of women in the US alone experience FSD at some point during their lifetime, making it an increasingly important subject within women’s health.
Sexual Dysfunction In Women Causes
What causes sexual dysfunction in women?
Sexual dysfunction in women can be caused by a wide range of physiological and psychological factors. Such conditions can include hormonal and menstrual cycle disruptions, decreased level of desire or arousal, physical changes like stress caused by various life events resulting from illness or prescription medication usage.
Additionally, changes such as pelvic physical issues including vaginismus and endometriosis, and certain lifestyle factors like heavy alcohol consumption, smoking, unprotected sex, lack of exercise among other unhealthy habits can also contribute to sexual dysfunction.
- Hormone Imbalance
- Depression & Anxiety
- Prescription Medications
- Unhealthy Lifestyle Habits
When does female sexual dysfunction occur?
Female sexual dysfunction is a complex and varied condition that can occur at any point in a woman’s life. However, certain factors may increase the likelihood of it happening such as age, menopausal status, mental and physical health, drug use, and your relationship quality play a role in the development of sexual dysfunction.
Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
What is the most common sexual dysfunction in women?
The most common form of sexual dysfunction experienced by women is known as Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD), where women simply have no interest in sexual activity or a lack of libido. This condition can present itself as an overall lack of sexual urges or interests, difficulty in becoming aroused and feeling pain during intercourse.
Female Sexual Arousal Disorder
What is female sexual arousal disorder?
Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (FSAD) is an under-discussed yet increasingly common disorder that affects the sexual satisfaction of women, caused by an inability to maintain physical arousal despite adequate levels of desire. Common symptoms can range anywhere from lack of interest to difficulty achieving orgasm, and is often associated with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD).
What is the difference between FSAD and HSDD?
Although similar in many ways, there are important distinctions between the two conditions. FSAD specifically deals with arousal-related issues such as difficulty getting aroused, not feeling arousal sensations, and diminished arousal from touching or caressing; whereas HSDD is more related to a lack of sexual desire or hypoactive sexual desire which can lead to a decrease in interest for sexual activity.
Women’s Sexual Dysfunction Treatment
How to treat sexual dysfunction in women?
Sexual dysfunction can be difficult and embarrassing to manage for many women. Fortunately we now have a better understanding and wider range of treatment options to help combat these issues than ever before. Lifestyle adjustments such as weight loss and regular exercise have been found to be very beneficial in treating sexual dysfunction.
Also, hormone replacement therapy can help replenish estrogen, progesterone and even testosterone can be a helpful treatment for women experiencing decreased sex drive, dryness, and difficulty achieving orgasm due to hormonal imbalances. In addition, revolutionary techniques like the O-Shot and other cutting edge regenerative medicine procedures can help treat sexual disorders while providing stress relief and improved comfort during intercourse.
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Regenerative Medicine
- Lifestyle Changes
Our providers customize treatments based on the specific issues being experienced and each patient’s individual goals & needs.